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Women in engineering

Saturday 23 June marks International Women in Engineering Day 2018 – and we’re celebrating this fantastic event all week by sharing some of our favourite articles of women who have excelled in the sector, including some great blogs from attendees of our Future Female Engineers event, interviews with current engineering graduates and a ‘day in the life’ of two award winners of the prestigious Undergraduate of the Year.

Remember, we will be posting all things #INWED2018 on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Careers advice

A woman's world: advice for women in architecture, construction, engineering and surveying

'Speak up', 'own your career progression' and 'forget about perfection' are just some of the pieces of advice for female students and graduates in the construction and engineering industries that TARGETjobs has heard over the years.

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Female engineers find the way to career success from 'inspiring' event

Student Jemma Hart found the inspiration she needed to land a graduate job at the Future female engineers networking day – here’s why you should do the same.

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Top female engineers give students their tips for graduate career success

Here are the most useful careers hints and tips we heard at TARGETjobs Events’ Future Female Engineers networking event, from seeking out role models to being confident.

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Future Female Engineers success stories

Grace Pownall: I secured my dream graduate job thanks to Future Female Engineers

Last November I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend TARGETjobs’ Future Female Engineers event, held at Arup HQ in London. This exclusive networking event was a chance to meet engineering students from across the country and engage with...

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Flora Charbonnier

Why you should attend Future Female Engineers, by an engineering placement student

Student civil engineer Flora Charbonnier explains…

As a penultimate year civil engineering student looking for summer placements, I was excited...

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Laura O'Donoghue

What to expect if you attend Future Female Engineers...

The application process for the Future Female Engineers event was thorough, with online forms followed by a telephone interview. We were required to demonstrate our passion for...

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UK 300 interviews with engineering professionals

Career profile: my life as a Laing O'Rourke graduate engineer

There are multiple routes to take into engineering but I was relatively uninformed on the sponsored degree route so instead accumulated a few internships in different areas while I studied. This helped me to understand exactly what I wanted to do...

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My Mott MacDonald career from graduate to chartered engineer

I chose engineering because I did well in maths and science at A level and I really enjoyed them. I also considered engineering as a profession because of my interest in Formula 1, but I didn’t know what type of engineering I wanted to do...

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How I became Network Rail engineering director: making courageous career choices

When I was at school I had planned to become a physiotherapist. Engineering wasn’t a career I had thought about until my A level physics teacher suggested I look into it. After attending a Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) event at Cardiff...

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Undergraduate of the year profiles

Abigael Bamgboye

The Undergraduate of the Year Awards have been a phenomenal opportunity which I wholeheartedly encourage you to apply for. The process is one which will teach you about your strengths, allow you to network at an amazing level, and introduce you to new friends.

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Rachel Hayden

I was first made aware of the TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year award during my summer placement after my first year at university. One of the site engineers happened to mention it and encouraged me to apply. I felt that, if nothing else, it was a great opportunity to develop both my personal skills and professional network.

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Employer graduate profiles

Hannah Edmond

How has your career developed since joining Mott MacDonald as a graduate?

I started in the Reading office as part of the new tunnelling team in 2013, working on a number of large scale waste water tunnelling tender designs. This included...

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Georgia Hughes

Why did you choose a graduate scheme at Mott MacDonald?

I chose Mott MacDonald because I liked the idea of being a part of an employee owned company which had not only national, but international status and recognition. For my...

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Angela Lai

Why did you choose a graduate scheme at Mott MacDonald?

I wanted to experience a diversity of subjects to some extent before ‘specialising’ in a particular sector, and as Mott MacDonald is active in 12 major sectors with the possibility...

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Aislin Lenehan

The most important criteria for me when I was looking for graduate jobs was development opportunities. I applied to a lot of great companies but nucleargraduates stood out from the beginning. This graduate scheme is unique and offers amazing...

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Rumzah

Rumzah Abbasrizvi first encountered BAE Systems as part of her Mathematics degree with the University of Hertfordshire, when researching potential employers for her placement year.

Rumzah, from West London, said: “After completing two...

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Michelle Sun Yuen Lim

What were your first impressions of Network Rail?

The people were friendly, cooperative and considerate to one another. The type of projects managed by Network Rail were interesting, I was given the challenge of trying to manage and...

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